marsh harrier definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a few associated raptors, of species Circus, which inhabit swampy ground.
    • a European hawk or harrier (Circus √¶ruginosus); -- labeled as additionally marsh hawk, moor hawk, moor buzzard, puttock.
    • old-world harrier frequenting marshy regions

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